Presentations & Publications


The Software Preservation Network (SPN): A Community Effort to Ensure Long Term Access to Digital Cultural Heritage, D-Lib Magazine, May/June 2017, Volume 23, Number 5/6

Building a Leadership Network Among NDSR Cohorts Panel Discussion, NDSR Symposium, Washington, D.C.

Software preservationists look ahead to enterprise focus, by Evan Koblentz, TechRepublic, April 17, 2017


Software Preservation Network project grant application to the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ National Leadership Grants for Libraries program


Software Preservation Networks: A Model for Perpetual Access to Proprietary File Formats”, Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

“Software Collecting: An Anecdotal Case Study” Personal Digital Archiving Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Software-as-a-Subject, Lost in the Stacks, Episode 227, October 4, 2014

Software Preservation Network: Impact on the University as an Information Preservation Organization“, Archival Education and Research Institute, Pittsburgh, PN.


This bibliography is a living document, an attempt to map/capture the discourse surrounding software preservation. If you are aware of papers, presentations, articles or other bibliographies out there that should be added, we ask and encourage you to send them our way via the Contact page. Please use “Bibliography” in the subject line.

SPN is sincerely grateful for all forms of support:

  1. In-kind contributions of time and expertise from SPN participants
  2. Direct financial support from the Institute for Museum and Library Services
  3. Affiliated project support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation